“Europa is infested by ghosts, vampires, werewolves, ghouls and other grotesques spawned from old European folklore. I think we’re in a spot of bother, Sarah Jane.”
Europa, designed by lunatics a thousand years in the future, is a resurrected Europe that lives in an imaginary past.
In Europa, historical figures live again: Lord Byron combats Torquemada’s Inquisition, Mary Shelley is writing her sequel to Frankenstein and Cardinal Richelieu schemes to become Pope Supreme while Aleister Crowley and Faust vie for the post of official Antichrist.
When The Doctor and Sarah Jane arrive, they are instantly accused of murdering the Pope. Aided only by a young vampire hunter and a revenant Byron, they confront the sinister Theatre of Transmogrification in their quest to prove their innocence.
- Managra was the fourteenth novel in the Virgin Missing Adventures series. It was written by Stephen Marley. It featured the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith.
- Jung the Obscure was a 23rd century theorist.
- Sarah viewed the Third Doctor as a father figure of sorts but thinks of the Fourth Doctor as more of a mad uncle.
- The Doctor refers to The Monk. (The Time Meddler, The Daleks’ Master Plan)
- Sarah mentions that her parents, Eddie and Barbara Smith, were killed in a car crash when she was a child and she was raised by her paternal aunt Lavinia Smith. (The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith)
- Although they have never met, Sarah Jane is aware of the Master. She would later encounter him in the Death Zone on Gallifrey in the company of the Third Doctor. (The Five Doctors)
- The Doctor refers to E-Space. (Full Circle, State of Decay, Warriors’ Gate)